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12 Drawer Locking Dresser

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Project by mrrichy posted 598 days ago 2870 views 18 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cherry 12 drawer dresser in beaded inset style. The drawers are all solid mahogany dovetail boxes. The lever on top of the cabinet box is hidden under the finished top and menuvers the locking mechanism on the back of the cabinet. This was part of a closet organizer remodel.





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#1 posted 598 days ago

WOW, absolutely fabulous piece

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#2 posted 598 days ago

That is really nice work! I actually posted a forum topic a while ago asking about mechanisms to lock a bank of drawers…your mechanism is really ingenious and I appreciate you sharing it.

Also, welcome to LJs.

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#3 posted 598 days ago

Beautiful! Having closet envy over my morning coffee!

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#4 posted 598 days ago

Beautiful I would love to hear about the finish you used on the cherry awesome

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#5 posted 598 days ago

This is so wonderful!

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#6 posted 598 days ago

Love it. Never tried a dresser and you are inspiring me to take that leap.

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#7 posted 598 days ago

That’s really slick. I would also like to know what you used to finish the cherry, it looks amazing.

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#8 posted 598 days ago

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL dresser!

That said, I’ll be the one to ask…. if it’s a clothers dresser, in a closet away from “prying eyes”, why does someone need to lock up their socks and underwear? :-)

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#9 posted 598 days ago

could you explain more how the locks work? great work btw

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#10 posted 598 days ago

Beautiful work you do, thank you for sharing your art with us

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#11 posted 598 days ago

Very nice build ,looks fantastic.

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#12 posted 598 days ago

Nice cabinet. In the third pix, it looks like you fitted the drawers and then added a face frame after that ? Was that tricky to do ?

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#13 posted 598 days ago

Welcome to LJs.
That is really fascinating!

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#14 posted 598 days ago

I really like the locking mechanism, and the dresser too of course. I’m guessing that’s Sherwin Williams Sherwood Mahogany stain on there. Am I right? What do I win? Hahaha. I’m probably wrong anyway.

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#15 posted 598 days ago

Nice job… This is gorgeous.

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